40: Positive Working Together

Subject and Aims

Provision of detailed guidance on positive behaviours in the Church and dealing with bullying and harassment.


  • 40/1. The Conference receives the Report. 
  • 40/2. The Conference directs that the Guidelines for promoting good working relationships and managing conflict within the Church be promoted in appropriate ways. 
  • 40/3. The Conference directs that each District appoints a suitable person to provide information but not advice about the options available to an individual experiencing bullying and harassment issues. 
  • 40/4. The Conference directs each District to ensure that its District Reconciliation Group receives annual training and appropriate support, so that it is equipped to deal with bullying and harassment issues should they arise. 
  • 40/5. The Conference directs that a sum of £65,000 be made available in the 2015/16 connexional year from the Fund for Training for the implementation of Positive Working Together, followed by £50,000 in 2016/2017 and £25,000 in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.